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Playing it forward at BendBroadband’s Jazz at the Oxford

Playing it forward at BendBroadband’s Jazz at the Oxford

Looking to experience a hands-on workshop with world-class Jazz performers for Free? Go no further than right here in Bend.

Musicians and singers, young and old are invited to attend one or all four of the workshops where the Jazz performers from the series teach the next generation this extraordinary art form. These free music-education workshops are an important part of BendBroadband’s Jazz at the Oxford. No matter what style or how long you’ve played, you are welcome to attend.

Local Jazz musician Georges Bouhey hosts these workshops and this will be his sixth season doing so. The first workshop kicks off on Saturday, Oct. 21, 11;15 a.m. at the Minnesota Ballroom at the OXFORD hotel.

“I’m so pleased that these workshops have grown in size year after year,” said Georges. “These workshops keep me in touch with young people and more importantly it helps keep Jazz alive. It’s so important for young Jazz players to be exposed to live Jazz music. Many thanks to BendBroadband for sponsoring Jazz at the Oxford. To my knowledge this is the only opportunity for young people and Central Oregonians to see, hear and interact with world-class touring professional Jazz musicians.”

Georges was the original drummer for Mason Williams and The Santa Fe Recital. He toured extensively at top venues like Red Rocks Amphitheater & Wolf Trap Farm Park with artists including Mason Williams, Sal Marquez (Tonight Show Band) and Glen Campbell.

BendBroadband extends a special thanks to Georges for hosting these wonderful events.Jazz drummer T.S. Monk will kick off the educational workshops this year. Monk is passionate about teaching the next generation and has sponsored music education for students in the form of full scholarships to the funding and supporting after-school programs.

This season workshops will be held at 11:15 a.m. in the Minnesota Ballroom at the OXFORD hotel:

  • Saturday, Oct. 21 – T.S. Monk
  • Saturday, Nov. 18 – Peter Erskine New Trio
  • Saturday, Feb. 10 – Paul Creighton and Jarrod Lawson
  • Saturday, March 17 – Lindsey Webster

From October 2017 through March 2018, the OXFORD hotel, BendBroadband and the Bend community will welcome an incredible and diverse lineup of world-class artists over five separate weekends. Stay up-to-date with what’s happening by following us on Facebook!

Bend Venture Conf: 5 Growth Stage finalists named

Bend Venture Conf: 5 Growth Stage finalists named

Congratulations to the Five Growth Stage Finalists that were named Sept. 28. These finalists will present at the 14th annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC), Oct. 19-20. “Our 2017 Growth Stage finalists have gone through three rounds of cuts, resulting in a compelling group of companies that span both digital and consumer products, covering industries from UAV… Continue Reading

BendBroadband sponsors Uncorked, Sept. 15-16

BendBroadband sponsors Uncorked, Sept. 15-16

Nothing goes better together than wine, cheese, chocolate, and live music. Attend the two-day wine tasting event “Uncorked, Sunriver Style” on Sept. 15-16 and you’ll experience the wines from the Pacific Northwest. While at this fun event, be sure to stop by the BendBroadband booth and meet Sunriver’s dedicated representative Kelsie Bixler. For you football… Continue Reading

BEAT Children’s Theatre provides many benefits for young people

BEAT Children’s Theatre provides many benefits for young people

 All the world’s a stage — William Shakespeare’s As You Like It When a child acts, they walk a mile in someone else’s shoes. They start wondering why their character made certain choices. Understanding others lays the foundation for compassion and empathy, which are personality skills necessary for corporate leaders, medical professionals and more. Because of… Continue Reading

The Cable Guys bring home a championship

The Cable Guys bring home a championship

BendBroadband’s softball team “The Cable Guys” didn’t exactly have a stellar start to their season, but it did set them up for an underdog success story. The Cable Guys participate in a softball league organized by the City of Bend’s Parks and Recreation District. All teams are sponsored by a local business or organization. Coming… Continue Reading

BendBroadband employee’s daughter attends National Miss Amazing Pageant

BendBroadband employee’s daughter attends National Miss Amazing Pageant

Fourteen year-old Hannah Bishop was thrilled to travel cross country for her first-ever visit to Chicago in early August. Back in February she was named Oregon’s Miss Junior Teen Queen. Since then, she has enjoyed meeting new people at local events, and said “everyone was kind of surprised to see a queen.” Hannah is the… Continue Reading

Steve Miller Band this Friday at Bend Summer Concert Series

Steve Miller Band this Friday at Bend Summer Concert Series

BendBroadband is once again proud to sponsor the Bend Summer Concerts series, which will bring a mix of classic rock, jazz, classical music, pop, alternative rock and more to the Les Schwab Amphitheater. Upcoming shows are as follows: More information – including tickets – is available at http://www.bendconcerts.com. Friday, Aug. 4, 6 p.m., Steve Miller… Continue Reading